subtropical

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adjective sub·trop·i·cal \ˌsəb-ˈträ-pi-kəl\

Definition of subtropical

  1. :  of, relating to, or being the regions bordering on the tropical zone <subtropical environment> <subtropical grasses>

Variants of subtropical

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Origin and Etymology of subtropical

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1842


SUBTROPICAL Defined for English Language Learners

subtropical

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adjective sub·trop·i·cal \ˌsəb-ˈträ-pi-kəl\

Definition of subtropical for English Language Learners

  • : relating to or living in an area that is close to tropical parts of the world


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